Injuring one of these little buggers can cost an offender $5,000 and nine months in prison.
Legislators: Protectors of the Spineless
in the UWM Times 2/5/90
The Milwaukee Journal ran a front-page article on the fact that the Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has updated its list of endangered and threatened species to include such tiny invertebrates as the mollusk and snail -- which, in its two-year life span, grows to a full two millimeters in length.
Wisconsin State law now protects a total of 207 endangered or threatened species. ("No backbone? Wisconsin will protect you," Jan. 26, 1990)
Now, I have nothing against animals. God created them for our pleasure. (Revelation 4:11)
But to defend the so-called rights of beasts while denying the protection of the law to unborn babies is to "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel." (Matthew 23:24)
If accidentally harming a snail can result in a $2,000 fine, and purposely injuring one of these little buggers can cost an offender $5,000 and nine months in prison, who can justify the fact that over 4,000 helpless members of the human species, while yet unborn, are deliberately sliced and diced, for a price, every day in America? One every 20 seconds!
How can our laws, by threat of fine and imprisonment, be so strict in their protection of the lower life forms, but afford the unborn human infant virtually no defense -- within the womb or the courtroom! Disturbing the fertilized egg of an unborn eagle carries a stiffer penalty than snuffing out the life of an unborn child!
Even more disguistingly ironic is the fact that, in the case of abortion, society even defends the perpetrator of the crime. To the very point that we pronounce upon those who perform the heinous act the dignified title of "Doctor."
Some would argue that "times have changed" and, with time, our laws. However, God's laws never change. (Malachi 3:6) And just because something is legal doesn't make it right. (Slavery was legal in its day, too; as was the killing of Jews in Germany.)
So now, thanks to the efforts of animal rights activists, accidentally stepping on a snail may cost you your hunting license and a $2,000 fine. But deliberatley killing an infant in utero will not strip a man of his license to practice medicine! In fact, many make it their specialty! And rather than being fined, the abortionist is paid for his performance -- and all within the confines of the law.
For 2,000 years doctors have been taking the Hippocratic oath, which specifically prohibits the practice of abortion.
Over 1.5 million abortions are committed annually in this country. Is that Hippocratic -- or hypocritical?
Referring to the 34 invertebrates recently granted protected status by the State DNR, the Journal articles states: "In Wisconsin you're among friends even if you have no backbone."
However, the question does not seem to be one of backbone, but of having no heart.
DIANE DEW © 1990
Who Funds Planned Parenthood
Why should we care what they do with their
"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
In other words, media dedicated enough to a cause to support it
financially probably also are biased toward that issue in their reporting.
INDEX of Other Abortion-related Articles by Diane Dew